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Steelers Week 7 Coverage Stats Versus Cardinals


Below are the Steelers coverage stats for the week 7 Sunday afternoon game against the Arizona Cardinals. They are broken down by play and include down and distance, line of scrimmage, direction, yards gained, yards after catch, personnel the offense used, defensive package, number of pass rushers and whether or not the defense blitzed on the play.

The big number that sticks out is of course the 73 yard touchdown to running back LaRod Stephens-Howling after a 5 yard catch with James Farrior in trail. That truly inflated the yards passing allowed and was nearly half of the yards after the catch allowed on the day. The defense missed several tackles on the day in addition that led to more YAC on the afternoon.

Outside of his penalties, Ike Taylor had a great day against Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the coverage was on par. They did catch a break on an early pass to tight end Rob Housler with Troy Polamalu in coverage. It would have been an easy touchdown had Kevin Kolb hit him after his double move inside.

Kolb still managed an 8.0 YPA thanks mostly to the Stephens-Howling play. The Steelers did tip a few balls and of course one early one was intercepted by Ryan Clark.

Rookie Cortez Allen saw several snaps in the true DIME looks and was only targeted once.

Coverage Stats By Play

D&D LOS COMP TARGET COVERAGE YDS YAC PERS # RUSH BLITZ DEF
3-4 ARI 19 YES 84-R.Housler 51-J.Farrior 8 1 11 4 NO DIME
1-10 ARI 27 NO 84-R.Housler 51-J.Farrior 0 0 1 4 YES BASE
2-10 ARI 20 YES 89-D.Sampson 22-W.Gay 15 5 10 4 NO BASE
1-10 ARI 35 NO 84-R.Housler N/A 0 0 12 4 NO BASE
3-9 ARI 36 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24-I.Taylor 0 0 10 4 YES DIME
2-7 ARI 10 YES 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 31 4 21 4 NO BASE
1-10 ARI 41 YES 35-A.Sherman 94-L.Timmons 15 6 21 4 NO BASE
2-11 PIT 45 NO 12-A.Roberts 43-T.Polamalu 0 0 21 2 NO BASE
1-10 ARI 32 YES 85-E.Doucet N/A 2 5 20 4 YES BASE
2-8 ARI 34 YES 85-E.Doucet 94-L.Timmons 8 7 10 5 YES DIME
2-6 PIT 39 NO 84-R.Housler 43-T.Polamalu 0 0 12 5 YES BASE
3-6 PIT 39 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 0 0 11 5 YES DIME
3-2 ARI 39 YES 11-L.Fitzgerald 43-T.Polamalu 13 8 11 4 NO DIME
1-10 PIT 48 YES 84-R.Housler 24.I.Taylor 20 7 11 5 YES BASE
2-8 PIT 26 NO 12-A.Roberts 43-T.Polamalu 0 0 10 5 YES DIME
2-6 PIT 17 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 0 0 12 5 YES BASE
2-8 PIT 10 YES 85-E.Doucet 43-T.Polamalu 9 4 11 3 NO DIME
1-10 ARI 11 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 0 0 21 5 NO BASE
2-7 ARI 25 YES 87-J.King 25-R.Clark 10 3 21 5 YES BASE
2-18 ARI 27 YES 36-L.Stephens-Howling 51-J.Farrior 73 68 11 4 NO BASE
1-10 ARI 7 NO N/A N/A 0 0 11 4 NO BASE
1-10 ARI 13 NO 84-R.Housler 56-L.Woodley 0 0 11 5 YES DIME
2-10 ARI 13 NO 36-L.Stephens-Howling N/A 0 0 20 5 YES DIME
3-10 ARI 13 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 0 0 10 5 YES DIME
1-10 ARI 29 YES 11-L.Fitzgerald 43-T.Polamalu 20 14 10 5 YES DIME
1-10 ARI 49 YES 89-D.Sampson 23-K.Lewis 12 1 10 5 YES DIME
1-10 PIT 39 YES 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 14 3 10 4 YES DIME
1-10 PIT 25 NO 11-L.Fitzgerald 24.I.Taylor 0 0 10 5 YES DIME
2-10 PIT 25 NO 12-A.Roberts 22-W.Gay 0 0 10 5 YES DIME
3-10 PIT 25 YES 85-E.Doucet 28-C.Allen 9 0 10 4 YES DIME
1-10 PIT 13 NO 12-A.Roberts 22-W.Gay 0 0 10 5 YES DIME
2-10 PIT 13 YES 36-L.Stephens-Howling 94-L.Timmons 3 6 10 4 YES DIME
3-7 PIT 10 YES 12-A.Roberts 23-K.Lewis 8 1 10 4 YES DIME
1-2 PIT 2 YES 85-E.Doucet 25-R.Clark 2 0 10 7 YES DIME

Coverage Stats By Player

PLAYER ATT COMP COMP % YDS YPA YAC TD INT
56-L.Woodley 1 0 0% 0 0.0 0 0 0
N/A 4 1 25% 2 0.5 5 0 0
24-I.Taylor 9 3 33% 65 7.2 14 0 0
22-W.Gay 3 1 33% 15 5.0 5 0 0
43-T.Polamalu 6 3 50% 42 7.0 26 0 0
51-J.Farrior 3 2 66% 81 27.0 69 1 0
94-L.Timmons 3 3 100% 26 8.7 19 0 0
25-R.Clark 2 2 100% 12 6.0 3 1 1
23-K.Lewis 2 2 100% 20 10.0 2 0 0
28-C.Allen 1 1 100% 9 9.0 0 0 0

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  • ponhaas

    farrior will have to come out of the game vs the pats, he can’t cover a door with a shotgun.

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